Here it is for all you baby stalkers: the obligatory baby bump watch post! I have been doing extremely well, no more sickness, not overly tired, just normal, with a little growing bubby belly which still surprises Matt when he runs his hand over my stomach!
The heat a week ago knocked me for six though, I was extremely tired all day, doing very little, trying to keep hydrated as alarmingly the baby bump disappeared for awhile as I was probably too dehydrated. Naughty mama. We’re gearing up for more hot hot hot weather so I’m bracing myself.
I will actually be 20 weeks tomorrow (and haven’t taken my 19 week photo yet!), and I haven’t been to town to find a ‘small cantaloupe’ so that one might have to go by the wayside. It seems the last 20 weeks have gone slowly and quickly all at the same time – the first 14 weeks slowly because it was all secrets and sickness, but the last 6 weeks have gone fast since Christmas. I’m sure the next 20 weeks will fly by, and before long we’ll be meeting our little boy or girl!
We had our 20 week scan last week (at 19 weeks and 1 day) – baby was growing normally, giving us a wave and measuring bang on 19 weeks and 2 days. Good baby. With a very lanky father, born 9 pounds 10 ounces, and a mother whose head circumference has always measured off the pediatrician’s scale, I was quite worried I’d be birthing a giant! So far, so good.
So, things are ticking along well, nothing to report really but no news is good news. I’m continuing to make lists, reading a little bit on baby and birth books but not much to be honest, crocheting little things for our Winter bub and gathering information from helpful friends and family on best baby products.
it will fly to 36 weeks and then…..those last four weeks will drag and you will be wishing that baby out already and wanting to be able to put your undies on NORMALLY and paint your own toenails. I remembering being pregnant at about 7.5 months and getting dressed for the races (even wearing heels, I was adventurous! albeit sturdy low ones) and looking at my bare toenails in dismay. My brother happened to walk in at the right time and I threw the bottle of polish at him and said PAINT! . He did a better job than I ever have before or since!
Lovely Emma! I found 20-30weeks ok, though I quit my job under stressful conditions at about 28 weeks! 31-38.5 went very quickly… That’s the best time to start your reading, I found I couldn’t really take it in before that, it just felt too far away! You look so relaxed and happy, just the way a pregnant lady should!
Looking amazing – hope that all is well and that you can manage to stay cool in this heat!
Such beautiful photos and a lovely way to remember the journey! My two eldest were born at a similar time and so I found December through to May absolutely flew….It won’t be long until Easter and then next stop…Bub! I was also so thankful I wasn’t heavily pregnant in Summer too….Autumn is a lovely baby carrying weather, if there is such a thing. I think time goes a tad slower with your first because of the absolute excitement and you haven’t the distractions of other little ones- Enjoy this time…and stay cool!Perhaps your husband has a football you could ‘substitute’ for the rocky….i know its not fruit but life in the country is all about being resourceful ;-))) x
Glad you are feeling much better….it is such an exciting time. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
Lovely post Emma – pregnancy is such a beautiful time – even if you have morning sickness all the way through. I have 5 children and remember each new development with each pregnancy very well – so exciting ! Hope the next 20 weeks are wonderful for you!
…and noice necklace! 🙂